Part of building a successful auto accident claim is gathering evidence and documentation that can assist you in negotiations. Here’s a quick sampling of some of the documents you should collect to serve as evidence in your case:
- Photographs: Photos can provide you with some very important evidence of the condition of the accident site, the vehicles involved and the people who were in the accident. Get photos taken from numerous angles and distances and use them to back up your statements you provide to police and insurance adjusters.
- Police reports: If police came to the scene of your accident, they will generate a police report that should be available for you to access within several days. This report will contain information such as the date, time and location of the accident, witnesses who provided statements, a diagram of the accident, insurance information of the other driver and, in some cases, an officer’s opinion as to who was at fault.
- Medical records: You will need your medical records to prove the damages you suffered as a result of the car accident, both physical and financial. Medical records and bills can be difficult to retrieve, but your attorney can help you with this process.
- Insurance information: You’re going to need information about your car insurance and health insurance so you know what’s covered (and uncovered).
- Work schedule: A work schedule can demonstrate the amount of time you missed from work due to your accident and how much money you lost out on as a result. This can affect the value of your settlement.
For more information about how you can build a strong auto accident claim, contact a reliable Sarasota, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.